Press Release – CoMo200 Partners with KBIA on History Series

For Immediate Release

July 24, 2019



Brent Gardner



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CoMo200 Partners with KBIA on History Series

“You Don’t Say” Explores the Often Unheard Stories of Columbia’s African American Community


Columbia, MO – July 24, 2019 – CoMo200, the Mayor’s Task Force on Bicentennial Celebration Planning, comprising volunteers from across the community, has partnered with KBIA, an NPR-affiliate station, to produce a multi-part series delving into the often unheard histories of Columbia’s black community.  


CoMo200 is committed to a bicentennial celebration that is diverse and inclusive. The “You Don’t Say” series will record conversations between members of the black community about their lives and their memories of the people, places and events of Columbia’s past, building on an oral tradition that deserves to be preserved for future generations. CoMo200 collaborated with the Sharpend Heritage Committee to identify individuals to participate in the project.


“You Don’t Say” will be a series of eight to 10 conversational episodes recorded, edited and aired on KBIA to educate and remind listeners of the rich history of all Columbians. CoMo200 is the proud sponsor of this project.


CoMo200 is dedicated to planning, building and celebrating 200 years of Columbia through education and events that honor the city’s rich history. Interested members of the community can attend one of CoMo200’s monthly meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Walton Building (300 S. Providence Road).


For additional information, contact Brent Gardner of CoMo200 at 573.489.1900 or via email at